KCB Coach Ouna Proud Of His Team Despite Shield Semi Misfortune

May 13 - by Louis Kalinga for SportPesa News

The bankers, who are currently in 11th place on the SPL log, will battle it out against Sharks again on Saturday, May 18 with the ample opportunity to exert immediate revenge on William Muluya’s charges

Kenya Commercial Bank FC head coach Frank Ouna. PHOTO/KCBFCTwitter

  • Kenya Commercial Bank FC (KCB) head coach Frank Ouna remains proud of the effort his players have put in this season despite stumbling out of the SportPesa Shield on Sunday
  • KCB put in a spirited performance against holders Kariobangi Sharks FC and were unlucky to be undone by a forced error that led to the only goal of the game at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos
  • However, it was just not meant to be for KCB as Sharks finally beat them, having drawn 1-1 the last time the two teams faced off in the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) back in January

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya Commercial Bank FC (KCB) head coach Frank Ouna remains proud of the effort his players have put in this season despite stumbling out of the SportPesa Shield semifinals on Sunday.

KCB put in a spirited performance against holders Kariobangi Sharks FC and were unlucky to be undone by a forced error that led to the only goal of the game at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

An early injury to star left back Dennis Ng’ang’a prompted Ouna to make an early change, an attacking one at that as striker Crispinus Onyango came on to add some attacking flare for the bankers.

However, it was just not meant to be for KCB as Sharks finally beat them, having drawn 1-1 the last time the two teams faced off in the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) back in January.

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“The boys were simply unlucky today, there is no other way to put it.

“Despite the loss, I would like to congratulate the entire team and the technical bench for the great work they have done throughout the season,” Ouna told SportPesa News after the narrow loss in Machakos.

KCB, who are making a return to the domestic top flight this season, have had a commendable campaign and can still achieve their top eight target with five SPL games to go.

As for the Shield tournament, they will now face lowly SS Assad FC in the third/fourth place playoff at the Kasarani Stadium on July 7.

“Our aim was to make it into the semis of this competition and we achieved it. That should give us morale as we pick ourselves up and move on.

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“Now we can look forward to next season and hopefully we can take it a step further and make it into the final,” the former Wazito FC tactician underscored.

“There is the last leg of the league left to play and that is what we are shifting our focus to now. Our target is still very achievable and we are going for it,” he concluded.

KCB, who are currently in 11th place on the SPL log, will battle it out against Sharks again on Saturday, May 18 with the ample opportunity to exert immediate revenge on William Muluya’s charges.